We are sorry we have been absent...
We have been missing from our monthly news letters because we have a great new surprise for everyone!
We have added livestock to the ranch and we are just in love with them! See below to help us welcome them!
This is our short and sweet newsletter to end this year. We hope everyone has a beautiful Christmas and Wonderful New Years. We look forward to seeing everyone in the new year.
The New Livestock are here....and they are big!
Okay, they are not big yet but they will be!
The Highland descends from the native cattle of Scotland and is named for the Highland region. The breed was shaped primarily by natural selection and as a result it is best known for its survival qualities, hardiness, maternal abilities, reproductive efficiency and longevity. Their long hair gives the breed its ability to overwinter. The meat tends to be leaner than most beef because Highlands are largely insulated by their thick shaggy hair rather than by subcutaneous fat.
We are excited to introduce Scottish Highland Cattle with our sheep to better utilize our native rangeland. Highlands consume a wide variety of pest plants as well as grass and brush. They are considered a "light grazer" in Europe, used to manage and diversify marginal lands without the negative impact seen with heavier breeds.
The two pictured here are Elsie and Louisa, who we call LouLou. Elsie was born in April and LouLou was born in June.